TECH 1521 – Graphics and Descriptive Geometry

This course is intended to be an introduction to engineering graphics.  The curriculum is designed as a freshman-level course within for a four-year Engineering Technology program.  Topics include:  Orthographic projections, sections, pictorials; drafting with instruments, sketching, and introduction to computer aided drafting. Auxiliary views and revolutions, profiles, vector graphics and developments.

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Course Outline

Master outline

  1. General Introduction
  2. Introduction to AutoCAD
  3. Drawing Instruments and Scales
  4. Lettering
  5. Geometry Review
  6. Geometric Construction
    • TEST 1
  7. Orthographic Projection
  8. Auxiliary Views
  9. Sections
    • TEST 2
  10. Dimensioning
  11. Working Drawings
  12. Three-Dimensional Pictorials
    • TEST 3
  13. Descriptive Geometry
  14. Intersections and Developments
  15. Contour Maps & Applications

COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM (Sample Graphical Problems)

Lab Assignments

Homework Assignments

Design Projects

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